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Some of the health benefits of gardening are:

  • Home Grown Self-Esteem. .

  • Gardening brings a sense of accomplishment

  • Gardening for Heart Health.  

  • Gardening Reduces Stress.  

  • Happiness in the Dirt.  

  • You'll Sleep Better.  

  • Improved Hand Strength.  

  • Gardening for Family Health.

Garden Inspiration

  • Grow a rainbow, pizza, salsa or vegetable soup garden

  • Grow plants to attract butterflies and humming birds

  • Make a Terrarium, stepping stone or bird house

  • Keep a garden journal

  • Garden photography

  • Make a scarecrow

Consider the Benefits of Growing Your Own Vegetables at Home:

  • Lowers the cost of providing your family with healthy, organic vegetables

  • Reduces the environmental impact of transporting and warehousing food

  • Makes your meals more personal, tasty, and interesting

  • Connects your family to the natural cycles of weather, growth, and renewal

  • Cultivates mindfulness and provides healthy outdoor exercise

  • Provides wholesome activity and lasting memories for your children

There are many helpful sites available to get you started…from composting, what to plant with children and container gardening.

 

Gardening basics

https://kidsgardening.org/gardening-basics/ 

 

Garden projects for early spring

https://learn.eartheasy.com

 

Teaching kids to garden: tips and activities

https://www.brighthorizons.com/family-resources/gardening-with-children